22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern African Time is minus 7 hours. In September in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 4th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nairobi in October: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge, and stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 9th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Mount Kibo.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, stroll through Anse Lazio, and admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Praslin Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilimanjaro National Park to Praslin Island. In October, daytime highs in Praslin Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths, and then stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, then browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir, then meet the residents at La Vanille Nature Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Alexandra Falls.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chamarel day trip planning app .

Getting from Praslin Island to Chamarel by flight takes about 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Praslin Island in October: high temperatures in Chamarel hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, La Vanille Nature Park, Alexandra Falls, Le Dernier Comptoir
Highlights from your plan
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park

3
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Grand Baie is known for beaches, shopping, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, stop by Galerie Francoise Vrot, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Baie trip planner.

Drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. In October in Grand Baie, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, SSR Botanic Garden, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ile aux Cerfs
Highlights from your plan
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

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